GENERAL INFORMATION

YMCA Early Learning Centers

Hours of operation: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Ages served:
Infants: 6 weeks – 18 months
Toddlers: 18 – 36 months
Preschool: 3 – 5 years
School Age: Kindergarten – 12 years

Infant/Toddler
Infant/toddler care is SO much more than basic care. Teachers strive to attain balance and harmony with children’s home schedule. Teachers lesson plans include gross and fine motor skills, social/emotional development, and give them sensory and cognitive experiences . The classrooms experience independent, whoe group, and small group activities, go outside daily, and develop a bond with their head and assistant teacher as well as with support staff that will interact with them. We provide formula, food, and baby wipes, asking families to provide only diapers or pull-ups and a change of clothing for your child. Children in these classrooms have the ratio of 1:4 for infants and 1:5 for toddlers. Please check out our curriculum tab to learn more about what goes on in their classroom!

Preschool
The classrooms have a daily schedule that allows for activities independently, as well as whole and small group activities. The children play outside daily and experience field trips and guest speakers. Children in the preschool classrooms have a ratio of 1:7 for three year olds and 1:10 for four year olds. Please check out our curriculum tab to learn more about what happens in our preschool classrooms!

Kindergarten/School Age
After school children will have snack time, time to work on homework with educators, time for large motor play, as well as small group and independent play times. Children in these classrooms have a ‘school out day’ option available. Just sign up in advance to reserve a space for school vacation days and summer care.

Additional Benefits

  • Transportation to/from swimming lessons at the Fercho YMCA (contact a director for details)
  • Vacation Bible School option at YMCA Early Learning Center at Calvary
  • Engaging Educational Explorations
  • High Quality Early Childhood Education
  • All children enrolled receive member rates on Y programs, services, and events